American Apparel might like Obama illegally

American Apparel's website and an email are urging people to vote for Obama and McCain, and give a list of reasons why not to vote for Clinton. But Politico's Ben Smith has posted a statement from an FEC spokesman who says the website message may be illegal. "In general terms corporations are not permitted to use their websites that are available to the general public for expressly advocating the election or defeat of federal candidates," it says.

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